PSEEG to become a Registered Charity
At the meeting on the 28th August members of Pembrokeshire South East Energy Group formally accepted their new constitution based on the model from the Charity Commissioners.
The aims of the group are now clearly stated as being the promotion of energy efficiency and all forms of renewable sustainable energy. Members were informed that to achieve the status of a Registered Charity an income of at least £5,000 a year would be necessary. The committee recorded their appreciation on the assistance given by Vanessa John of Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services in the drafting of the Constitution. Vanessa also gave a most interesting talk about her work in assisting voluntary group to become established. She also pointed out that if a community wind turbine project were to be undertaken the most effective administrative structure would probable be that of an Industrial and Provident Society.
Darren Gibbs from the West Wales Eco Centre informed the group that the centre now had funding for the encouragement of Low Carbon Communities. They were looking for 6 groups which would be interested in pursuing this venture. It was agreed that he would attend the next meeting of the group to expand on this initiative and explain the full implications for any groups wishing to participate.
The next meeting of the group will be on Thursday 23rd October 2008 in the Green Room at the Regency Hall, Saundersfoot at 7.00 pm. The highlight of this meeting will be a talk given by Jo Horsley Development Officer for Environment Wales. Environment Wales, a partnership of 9 voluntary organisations, aims to achieve sustainable improvements to the Welsh environment through practical projects and to increase the understanding of sustainable development and the environment through information, education and advisory services.
All members of the public are cordially invited to attend.